Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain laminate veneers are among the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile.

What is a cosmetic veneer?

Simply stated, a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry a veneer is a thin layer of dental restorative material, usually porcelain that replaces enamel.

What veneers can do?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for correcting small or medium spaces between teeth, imperfections in tooth position (e.g., slight rotations), poor colour, poor shape or contours, as well as some minor occlusal (bite) related problems. Porcelain veneers can allow for dramatic improvements for patients who have worn their teeth by bruxism (grinding of one’s teeth through habit patterns) or fractured teeth in an accident. For more detailed information read this porcelain veneer article.

The porcelain veneer procedure

A porcelain veneer smile makeover is a two appointment procedure which requires some minor irreversible tooth preparation. Cosmetic veneers are the strongest, most trouble-free, most esthetic and long-lasting cosmetic restoration. The procedure is not recommended if the patient does not wish to have the teeth minimally prepared. There is usually a two week period between the preparation phase and the cementation appointment.